20 September 2021

Year 6 learn to draw like the Ancient Egyptians

In Ancient Egypt, artists always portrayed their Gods, Pharaohs and the ordinary people carrying out their jobs in profile – from the side.  Additionally, their artwork frequently adorned sandstone buildings which were rough and sandy in texture.  Year 6 have been studying how they created this unique style of art.  We have been learning how to draw a face in profile using guidelines to help produce a realistically proportioned face.  We have also been mixing sand with paint to create a textured surface on which to draw our Egyptian-style, profile faces.  This has been a challenging art project for the children but they have shown amazing perseverance to create some wonderful front covers for their Thematic books.  We hope you enjoy looking at them.


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Published on 20th September, 2021

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